Podiatry Group Of Annapolis

 

COMPREHENSIVE CARE FOR BUNIONS AND HAMMERTOES


Bunions

  • Are you tired of living with that painful bunion?
  • Are you having difficulty wearing your favorite shoes?

Bunions are due primarily to genetic factors, but can become painful over time due to trauma, ill-fitting shoes and poor foot structure.

What happens, is that the bone connected to the big toe starts to drift outward pushing the big toe sideways into the other toes which can also lead to painful hammertoes, corns and calluses.  Bunions if left untreated, not only can become painful, but can become progressively worse. Although wider shoes, padding and custom orthotics may slow down this progression, surgery is the only way to correct the bunion deformity.  Bunion surgery is usually performed on an out-patient basis which means patients get to go home on the same day of the surgery. Many of our patients start walking on the operative foot within a few days and can return to work within a short period of time.
 
It is our objective to get you back on your feet as soon possible.


Hammertoes

  • Do your toes hurt when wearing shoes?
  • Have you developed hard painful calluses on the tops of your toes?

You may be suffering from a condition called hammertoes.

Hammertoes occur due to a contracture of the small joints in the toe which causes friction to these joints when wearing shoes.  When the top of the toe repeatedly rubs against the shoe a corn develops.

Conservative treatment for hammertoes consists of wider shoes, padding and injection therapy. If these conservative measures do not reduce the pain, surgical intervention may be necessary.

So, if you're experiencing painful hammertoes or corns, schedule an appointment today, so that we can eliminate your pain.